#24 – Apple Fritter Cake

There’s something very comforting about the flavours of apple and cinnamon.   It’s even better when you get these flavours into a delicious warm coffee cake you can enjoy with a big glass of milk or coffee. This recipe was inspired by The Baking Chocolatess but I put a few spins on how I made mine.

I decided to make a few batches of this and dropped them off to friends and co-workers to get their feed back on it. As I expected, it was a huge success.  The hardest part of this recipe is peeling and chopping the apples, although I do admit it creates its fair number of dishes. (so many the dirty dishes are the hardest part)

The Baking Chocolatess’ recipe includes a glaze drizzled over the cake, I honestly don’t believe you need it. It is so delicious just the way it is.

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Apple Fritter Cake

1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk

2 cups apples, peeled and chopped finely
2 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Prepare your apples by peeling and chopping into fine chunks. Coat apples with white sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 cake pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Using an upright stand mixer if you have one, combine the 2/3 cup white sugar and butter.  Mix until well combined. Add in your eggs and mix until mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder.
  6. Turning your mixer on a low speed, alternately add in the flour and milk until batter is smooth.
  7. Place 3/4 of the batter in the bottom of the cake pan. Scatter 3/4 of the apples evenly across the batter and gently push the apples down into the batter. Sprinkle with 1/2 the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  8. Spoon the remaining batter overtop of the apples, as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top.
  9. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until wooden skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cake.  Allow the cake to  cool before serving.
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Middle layer of apples

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Layer of apples on top of cake

Diana L.